Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Iowa

Average Temperature Rankings, March 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
March 1973
1-Month
42.1°F
(5.6°C)
34.6°F
(1.4°C)
7.5°F
(4.2°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1960
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–Mar 1973
2-Month
33.8°F
(1.0°C)
28.7°F
(-1.8°C)
5.1°F
(2.8°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1927, 1931, 1998
Jan–Mar 1973
3-Month
29.3°F
(-1.5°C)
25.0°F
(-3.9°C)
4.3°F
(2.4°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1912
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1928, 1983
Dec 1972–Mar 1973
4-Month
26.2°F
(-3.2°C)
24.4°F
(-4.2°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1928
Nov 1972–Mar 1973
5-Month
27.7°F
(-2.4°C)
26.7°F
(-2.9°C)
1.0°F
(0.5°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1912
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2012
Ties: 1909, 1944
Oct 1972–Mar 1973
6-Month
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
30.9°F
(-0.6°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1912
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1913, 1933, 1972, 1980, 1989
Sep 1972–Mar 1973
7-Month
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
35.4°F
(1.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1912
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1900, 1940
Aug 1972–Mar 1973
8-Month
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
40.0°F
(4.4°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1912
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1910, 1988
Jul 1972–Mar 1973
9-Month
43.5°F
(6.4°C)
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1899, 1912
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2012
Ties: 1906, 1910, 1913, 1947, 1956
Jun 1972–Mar 1973
10-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
46.3°F
(7.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1910
May 1972–Mar 1973
11-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Ties: 1956
Apr 1972–Mar 1973
12-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1899, 1936
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Oct 1971–Mar 1973
18-Month
41.8°F
(5.4°C)
41.9°F
(5.5°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1979
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2017
Ties: 1957, 1975
Apr 1971–Mar 1973
24-Month
47.4°F
(8.6°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.1°F
(0.0°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1952
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2017
Ties: 1908, 1948, 1967, 2019
Apr 1970–Mar 1973
36-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1918
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2018
Ties: 1898, 1908, 1948, 1975, 1977, 1978
Apr 1969–Mar 1973
48-Month
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1906
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1935, 2002
Ties: 1930, 1961, 1968, 1969, 1981
Apr 1968–Mar 1973
60-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1997
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1935
Ties: 1900, 1905, 1912, 1918, 1919, 1953, 1970, 1980, 1981

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, published September 2021, retrieved on September 18, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/